Noah Morris

Biography of Noah Morris

Noah Morris (d 1947) was a graduate of the University who was Regius Professor of Materia Medica from 1937 until 1948.

Morris studied at the University, graduating BSc in 1913 and MB, ChB in 1915, and gained a DPH from the University of Liverpool in 1917. He served with the RAMC during the First World War, and was subsequently awarded an MD (1921) and DSc (1934) by the University of Glasgow.

In 1919, Morris was appointed Muirhead Demonstrator at the University. He was Professor of Materia Medica at the Anderson College of Medicine from 1920 until he returned to the University in 1927 as a lecturer in Pathological Biochemistry, and became Biochemist to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

After his appointment to the Regius Chair in 1937, Morris took charge of six medical wards at Stobhill Hospital and began pioneering research into the problems of ageing. He set up a biochemical laboratory at Stobhill with the city's Medical Officer of Health, which promoted links between the University and the city's medical services.


Noah Morris

Born 4 October 1893.
Died 1 June 1947.
University Link: Alumnus, Lecturer, Professor
GU Degrees: BSc, 1913; MB ChB, 1915; MD, 1921; DSc, 1934;
Occupation categories: physicians
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Record last updated: 2nd Feb 2015

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